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Provo-Orem, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Provo fell 0.6 percentage points in July 2020 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in Provo peaked in April 2020 at 8.1% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Provo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Utah 4.5% -0.8 +2.0
Provo 3.5% -0.6 +1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Provo, Utah, National

Provo, Utah monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Provo, Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Provo peaked in April 2020 at 24,552. There are now 13,677 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Provo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Provo, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Provo 10,875 -2,152 +3,488

Number of Unemployed Persons

Provo, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Provo
Unemployment Rate
Provo
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 4.1%
July
2020
10.2% 4.5% 3.5% 10,875
June
2020
11.1% 5.3% 4.1% 13,027
May
2020
13.3% 8.6% 6.3% 19,531
April
2020
14.7% 10.4% 8.1% 24,552
March
2020
4.4% 3.8% 3.5% 11,153
February
2020
3.5% 2.5% 2.3% 7,299
January
2020
3.6% 2.5% 2.3% 7,321
December
2019
3.5% 2.4% 2.3% 7,222
November
2019
3.5% 2.4% 2.3% 7,185
October
2019
3.6% 2.4% 2.3% 7,176
September
2019
3.5% 2.5% 2.3% 7,199

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.